The Best Female Friendships from the Big Screen ...

By Neecey

Sisterhood! Something we all recognize and relate to. Where would we be in life without our friends? Whether you’ve got a ton or just a few special ones, friends enrich our lives. Down the years there have been some wonderful portrayals of female friendships in the movies. Let’s see which you relate to most.

1 Thelma and Louise

One of the all time great on-screen friendships, Thelma and Louise would have done anything for each other, right up to the very end!

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2 Hilary and C.C. (Beaches)

youtube.com A sentimental weepy where the friendship between Hilary and C.C. is made stronger by their glaring differences.

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3 Annie and Lillian (Bridesmaids)

In Bridesmaids, Annie and Lillian showcase just how hectic and chaotic having a best friend can be!

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4 Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias is an absolute classic representation of the ups and downs, and ultimate strength, of female friendship.

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5 Cher and Dionne (Clueless)

This 90s teen classic is fun and silly, but it also boasts a great friendship between two of the film’s central characters.

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6 Aibileen and Minny (the Help)

The friendship between Aibileen and Minny shows us the best of what women can do for each other: support and love.

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7 The First Wives Club

The core friendships in The First Wives Club reminded us that if our romances don’t work out, our friends are always there to help!

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8 Lorelei and Dorothy (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

Sure, Lorelei and Dorothy love their diamonds, but it’s clear that they put sisters before misters!

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9 Kate and Angie (Baby Mama)

It takes a special kind of bond to have a baby for somebody else, and we see that grow over the course of the film for Kate and Angie.

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10 Fried Green Tomatoes

It’s hard to pick just one friendship from this great movie. All of the women have such special bonds with one another!

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11 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

A daughter, a mother, and her funny group of friends all come together to show the strength in re-ignited female friendship.

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12 Suzette and Lavinia (the Banger Sisters)

This is super fun movie that shows you a friendship can last through the years, even after a lot of time apart.

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13 The Craft

The Craft is a cool high school witch movie that boasts a wider theme of finding and befriending people ‘just like you’.

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14 Doris and Mae (a League of Their Own)

A wonderful movie about the power of female friendship in the setting of an all girl baseball team. Based on a true story!

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15 Enid and Rebecca (Ghost World)

A quirky movie about two ‘odd ball’ girls and the weird and wonderful friendship that they share.

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16 Waiting to Exhale

Another Steel Magnolias style movie that boasts a great group of female friends who love and support one another.

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17 How to Make an American Quilt

A really cute movie about cross generational friendship that teaches the values of true friendship.

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18 Calendar Girls

A wonderful true story about a group of exceptional women who do something crazy all in the name of charity and support for one of their best friends.

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19 Muriel and Rhonda (Muriel’s Wedding)

An absolute Australian classic featuring one of the most fun on-screen friendships you’ll ever see!

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20 Boys on the Side

In classic Thelma and Louise fashion, this movie about an accidental crime and road trip with friends ticks all the boxes!

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21 Juliet and Pauline (Heavenly Creatures)

Something a little different here, not exactly what you would call a ‘great friendship movie’, but definitely one that showcases an intense kind of friendship that can lead to something completely insane.

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22 Sex and the City: the Movie

Sex and The City gave us all friendship goals for years, so fans were delighted when the four ladies came back for a movie.

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23 9 to 5

This star filled comedy about sticking it to the boss man will have you laughing along with all of your friends too; it’s a great popcorn night movie!

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24 Set It off

Another tale about a strong group of female friends, but telling an entirely different kind of story to all these quirky comedies.

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25 Cady and Janis (Mean Girls)

Mean Girls is great because it showcases both the good side and bad side of female friendships. They can be a very tricky thing!

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26 Joan and Cherie (the Runaways)

A biopic of the formation of the all girl rock band The Runaways, featuring the intense friendship between Joan Jett and Cherie Currie.

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27 Susanna and Lisa (Girl, Interrupted)

Based on the true story of Susanna Kaysen’s time in an institution, and focusing on her friendship with another patient named Lisa.

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28 Mystic Pizza

One of Julia Robert’s earliest movies, about a group of friends working at a pizza place and experiencing all that comes with growing up.

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29 The Sweetest Thing

This is a fun, kind of gross out comedy featuring three female friends who refuse to act their age and get in to all sort of trouble!

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30 Hocus Pocus

Hey, they might be ‘baddies’, but who wouldn’t want a group of sisters or friends like the Sanderson’s to get up to no good with!?

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Let’s hear from you. Which movie friendship would you most like to have?

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